The effectiveness of helmets in bicycle collisions with motor vehicles: a case-control study.

@article{Bambach2013TheEO,
  title={The effectiveness of helmets in bicycle collisions with motor vehicles: a case-control study.},
  author={Mike R Bambach and Rebecca J. Mitchell and Raphael H. Grzebieta and Jake Olivier},
  journal={Accident; analysis and prevention},
  year={2013},
  volume={53},
  pages={
          78-88
        }
}
There has been an ongoing debate in Australia and internationally regarding the effectiveness of bicycle helmets in preventing head injury. This study aims to examine the effectiveness of bicycle helmets in preventing head injury amongst cyclists in crashes involving motor vehicles, and to assess the impact of 'risky cycling behaviour' among helmeted and unhelmeted cyclists. This analysis involved a retrospective, case-control study using linked police-reported road crash, hospital admission… CONTINUE READING
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